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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Parabola has been a major component of past anniversary blends and is one of our most aggressive offerings. This beer features bold bourbon and tobacco aromas and a rich dark chocolate, charred oak flavor. Parabola is best enjoyed in moderation and is a perfect beer to pair with those chocolate dessert favs.
An extension of Quercus Alba —the Firestone Walker Barrel aged program. Russian Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajtrupp (223) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Russian Imperials are all pretty delicious, but this is a complex, flavorful new factories (along with Ten Fidy. Speaking of which, I'm drinking this at OB for my rehearsal dinner. Thanks for getting the tab, Mom and Dad!). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RussianDragon (327) - - JUN 20, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours an opaque pitch black. Beige head is lasting with minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, prominent bourbon aroma. Flavor is absolutely fabulous. This is the ideal flavor and complexity for a barrel aged stout. The standard for all other stouts to be measured.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popway (35) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2012 Vintage Jet black ink in appearance with whispy cream head clouds Nose is oak, campfire, and sweet raisins. Taste is suprisingly nice, charred oak followed by a mild achohol burn, slight chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tide (1676) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Draught at Oscar Blues. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, nuts, coffee, licorice, hops, vanilla and roasted malts. Bitter finish with coffee, vanilla, roasted malts and licorice. Magnificent imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10255) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at RBNG-14. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, alcokol. Flavour is vanilla, malt, hop, licorice, coffee, chocolate. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimsal27 (210) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours dark black with a perfect tan colored one finger head. Aroma of bourbon. Taste is bourbon sweet malt, toffee and espresso. Palate is super silky with the perfect carbonation. Excellent bba stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (3237) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
From a 0.65l bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Been searching a while for this little treat and finally, my turn! It pours a deep dark brown, not directly black but more dark brown body with a small sidesticking light brown top. Not to much aroma at first, but leaving it in the glass for a while, it really starts to push out some lovely licorice and dark roasted coffee! Chocolate is also present. A thing that reminds me of sea salt also hits the nose after a while in the glass, whisky perhaps? Really nice. Loaded with flavors! The licorice is just out of this world delicious! Almost like candy.. Dark chocolate, perfectly roasted on the malty side with a little bit of sweet and gently warming alcohol. Damn this is tasty! Salty finish with loads of licorice in the aftertaste. Could easy drink this all day/night long. 03.05.2013

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tortman18 (183) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pitch black with thin mocha head and frothy lacing. Nose was dominated by vanilla, chocolate and a sweet, oaky bourbon. A lot of caramel malts and roast. Mouth also had a decent amount of bourbon, but it blended well with a lot of vanilla, coffee, caramel and anise. A slightly dry, bitter finish that lingered for a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (78) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Tap @ CBC. Pours black with a small and shortlasting mochabrown head. Aroma is very complex. Chocolate, coffee, brownie dough, vanilla, licorice, roasted malt, dates and raisins. Woody and earthy aswell alongside of a sweet toffee-caramel bourbon side. Taste is sweet with a nice roastedness and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, bitter, light vanilla.

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